A defendant in New York's neighboring state of Connecticut has won $141,000 in damages in a case that revolves around an uneven sidewalk. However, there is a bit more to the story, as the woman was just convicted of first- and second-degree larceny on March 20.
The woman was injured when she tripped and fell on an uneven Bridgeport, Connecticut, sidewalk in 2010. The type and extent of the woman's injuries were not reported. The jury that heard the woman's case deliberated about two hours before reaching a verdict. The 54-year-old woman was awarded $5,000 for her pain and suffering and $136,000 for economic damages.